NetShade
NetShade 5.4.8
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NetShade is an Internet security tool that conceals your IP address on the web.

NetShade routes your Web connection through either a public anonymous proxy server, or one of NetShade's own dedicated anonymous proxies (only for registered users.) This effectively masks your IP address as you browse the web. Anonymous proxies are becoming more and more popular in this age of heightened security and privacy concerns, and NetShade provides an effective and straightforward interface to easily protect your privacy. NetShade currently runs nine high-quality, super-fast,
What's New
Version 5.4.8:
  • Fixed an incompatibility issue with OS X 10.6
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6.8 or later





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NetShade User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 5.x:
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Frankof reviewed on 11 Feb 2014
I like the program for what it does. For my likings, it has too much eye-candy in its main window, but that's just cosmetics. What REALLY bugs me that NetShade does not remember the user's proxy settings. I use proxies a lot (one example for a local proxy I use is Glimmerblocker), but every single time I use NetShade for something I have to remember to go to system preferences and manually type in the proxy settings again. Why does NetShade not simply save the proxy settings it encounters when the program starts, and restores them when it quits???
[Version 5.4.5]


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Mac Os X 4ever commented on 16 Jan 2014
I don't know if I can trust them.
I am in need of this program, and I sent in my technical questions, and I never got a response.
I don't know how people can say they are getting good support.
I can't even get a response when I want to buy it and have pre-sales technical questions.
Now the trial has expired and my questions are still ignored.
With all of the spying and security issues, we are all in need of privacy. I will look for other solutions.
[Version 5.4.5]

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Rayner Software (developer) replied on 22 Jan 2014
Hello,
We are trustworthy, but also very small, so there are periods when we can take a few days to respond to some inquiries. I imagine you've been answered already and hopefully with satisfactory results- if not please do contact us again at support@raynersw.com .
-Ty Rayner
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mrtomstone reviewed on 22 Dec 2013
Really pleased with this software. I am from the UK but currently live in the far east and I mainly use it to access my Netflix UK account and BBC iPlayer. It was very simple to setup, I can use it on all of my devices (concurrently if I wanted to, but that would be silly). In the 2 years approx that I have been using it, the UK servers were only down for me once. When I contacted support (because I thought that I had broken something), they were very apologetic and explained that the UK servers had gone down in the middle of the night, US time. It wasn't long before things were back up and running. I would call that first class support.
When I use BBC iPlayer, I can just connect with a standard UK proxy, but Netflix requires a UK VPN. Another UK TV catchup service I have used in the past (but stopped because of the 5 minutes of ads every 10 minutes), called 4oD really didn't want anyone outside of the UK connecting because they were still able to know that I wasn't in the UK when I connected with a proxy or VPN. They thought they had one up on me, that is until I combined a proxy and VPN (ingenious!). The software does warn you that this may result in slower speeds but I was still able to watch what I wanted without any issues. Now if someone could just invent a streaming media ad blocker, things would be perfect.
[Version 5.4.5]


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Geoff6 reviewed on 21 Dec 2013
I am just really happy with Netshade now. Its terrific. it went through a troublesome phase for me with the initial version 5 and the developer diligently worked out the kinks, one by one.
I am so glad to have its use.
[Version 5.4.5]


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JensT9787 reviewed on 19 Dec 2013
great kind of software. Now be able to listen to pandora.com and watch my favourite "neues aus Büttenwarder" on yt. Thanks. Even VPN plus Proxy takes no more than half a second roundup.
[Version 5.4.4]

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Rayner Software (developer) replied on 20 Dec 2013
Thanks Jens- glad the German server is working well for you.
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JensT9787 replied on 29 Dec 2013
When running Virtual PC --> Win7 --> UseNeXT, is that traffic running through netshade´s VPN?
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JensT9787 replied on 29 Dec 2013
sorry, i mean VirtualBox
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Jp7 commented on 17 Dec 2013
I have version 5.5.5 installed. Today I upgraded to OS 10.9.1. Now every time I reboot Netshade says it needs to install a helper tool. Little Snitch stays out of it. I install. Next time I reboot, it wants to reinstall a helper for Netshade again. What's up?
[Version 5.4.4]

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Jp7 replied on 17 Dec 2013
Sorry, 5.4.4
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Rayner Software (developer) replied on 17 Dec 2013
Hello,
NetShade should install the helper tool only on first launch. If you enter your admin password correctly, the tool should be installed and you should not be asked again until you install a new version of NetShade.
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RogerKatz commented on 13 Dec 2013
I downloaded from MacUpdate, but I got an alert that the file "was corrupted". I successfully updated from within the application.
[Version 5.4.4]


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joelw3845 reviewed on 11 Dec 2013
For the life of me, I can't understand some of the negative comments and problems some people report. I have been using Netshade (both OSX and IOs )for many years with only a few outages that when reported were rapidly dealt with. I have found the technical and customer support to be excellent, and wish more companies would respond in their manner.

I especially like the large number of proxies available and the fact that I can enter my own IPs and ports, many obtained online. The security is tops and though I tried their VPN, Ifound it wasn't necessary for my needs, though it was super.
[Version 5.4.3]

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Franko replied on 11 Dec 2013
Negative comments can never be understood as everyone has a level of tolerance when it comes to a product not behaving as *thhey* believe it should work.
Problems on the other hand you should understand in that there are multitudes of configurations which the developer can't possibly have access to.
I simply love NetShade; it has allowed me to access shows no longer available here in Canada but problems may present themselves based on my setup.
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Franko commented on 10 Dec 2013
Try as I may, both versions 5.4.2 and 5.4.3 throw a "App is damaged and can't be opened" message.
I've written the folks at Rayner for advice.
[Version 5.4.3]

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Rayner Software (developer) replied on 11 Dec 2013
This is the first I've heard of this error message. It sounds like code-signing. I've replied to your e-mail.
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Franko replied on 11 Dec 2013
Ty from Rayner sw got back to me in no time. Have downloaded 5.4.3 from a link he provided and again the damaged app error appeared. Downloaded 5.4.2, it fired up nicely so i took the direct route from within the app to update to 5.4.3. Works well and can go back to enjoying Hulu. :)
For anyone still on the fence about purchasing this app, hop off and buy it. It's well crafted, offers numerous proxies, and well supported by the author.
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Rayner Software (developer) replied on 12 Dec 2013
Thanks to your debugging help, the code-signing bug is now fixed in 5.4.4. It's available on raynersw.com , and should be updated on MU soon.
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LozD2768 reviewed on 10 Dec 2013
I've been using Netshade for Mac from the very beginning and I have never been disappointed. It has let me watch my tv from another country and I have recommended it to many people, all of whom feel the same as me. I am surprised that someone on here has bemoaned customer service. I have emailed NETSHADE and had personal responses very quickly. Ty is very helpful and has designed a fantastic product. Well worth the money. Added to this is that it is available on iOS has just made it even better. Well worthy of 5 stars.
[Version 5.4.2]


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Gary30 had trouble on 28 Feb 2013
Is Netshade a Java application?
[Version 5.3.1]


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sebfiesta had trouble on 08 Jun 2009
Just purchased it yesterday with paypal, receive the key instantly then I tried all day the netshade proxy server >> Busy and busy again ! no internet connection at all !
I just sent a couple of mail to the developer, I m waiting his reply now.
Will keep all of you posted of the situation, if the developer is really a thief or not.
If Not I'll ask Paypal refund and run to the better bureau business...
[Version 3.3.4]


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jnmhorn had trouble on 26 Mar 2009
Same Product new name:

http://www.macxware.com/site/products/WebGhost/screenshot.html

Web Ghost.
[Version 3.3.3]


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appleHQ had trouble on 26 Nov 2008
Have to consider my (4-star) review a couple of months ago. Current version DOES NOT START. Tried everything from deleting pref files etc.
[Version 3.3.3]


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Fariborz had trouble on 02 Mar 2008
Dear developer, hello. I just bought my copy of NetShade3.3. It works great. The only problem I have is that I can't use "NetShade Proxy" even after entering my id and password as indicated by you. When I press on "VERIFY" button it shows the NetShade proxy ID on my browser but that's the "only" page I can open using NetShade Proxy. Am I doing something wrong or is your server down? Thank you very much for your support. Fariborz AMIRSHAHI - Italy
[Version 3.3]

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Rayner Software (developer) replied on 14 Mar 2008
Hello,
The "verify" page is the only one that doesn't require a password when you access it via the NetShade proxy. The login information for the proxy will be displayed to you in a pop up window when you select "NetShade Proxy" in the NetShade app. Hope that solves the problem... contact me via http://www.raynersoftware.com/contact/ if you're still having trouble.

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Roes rated on 10 Apr 2014

[Version 5.4.8]



Puddykat91602$$ rated on 24 Mar 2014

[Version 5.4.5]



YvesL3866 rated on 17 Feb 2014

[Version 5.4.5]



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JensT9787 rated on 19 Dec 2013

[Version 5.4.4]



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Roes rated on 06 Dec 2013

[Version 5.4.2]



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klatch rated on 17 Nov 2013

[Version 5.4.2]



longwayh rated on 08 Oct 2013

[Version 5.4.2]



longwayh rated on 08 Oct 2013

[Version 5.4.2]



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Ozmoziz rated on 29 Sep 2013

[Version 5.4.2]



Larog rated on 01 Mar 2013

[Version 5.3.1]


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Date:10 Apr 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
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NetShade is an Internet security tool that conceals your IP address on the web.

NetShade routes your Web connection through either a public anonymous proxy server, or one of NetShade's own dedicated anonymous proxies (only for registered users.) This effectively masks your IP address as you browse the web. Anonymous proxies are becoming more and more popular in this age of heightened security and privacy concerns, and NetShade provides an effective and straightforward interface to easily protect your privacy. NetShade currently runs nine high-quality, super-fast, dedicated proxy servers located in the US and Europe.

Now NetShade provides VPN service. The VPN is an additional subscription above the standard HTTP/HTTPS proxy mode. VPN is ideal when security is a concern and you want to encrypt all your Internet traffic.


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